EU proposals for reform of the Common Fisheries Policy

Inquiry concluded, Report published

Inquiry into the European Commission’s proposals to reform the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), which were published on 13 July 2011. The European Commission envisages a radical reform of the CFP to secure fish stocks and fishermen’s livelihoods for the future while putting an end to overfishing.

The Committee examined whether the proposed regulations will deliver long-term environmental and economic sustainability for Europe’s fisheries, its marine ecosystem and for coastal communities through implementing science-led ecosystem based management.